Day 15 update from Nemesis

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Expedition Nemesis.. Are we getting there!? After 2 weeks of challenging and contrary winds, last night was spent hanging on! Sometimes upside down, until we got the A3 down! Wind oscillating between ene and ese 25 - 30 knots with confused seas reminiscent of wind over tide at St Cats! but much warmer, now preferring the nights as it's so bloody hot during the day.. Hand steering 24/7 as pilot hates these seas! Eaking out the provisions, eat your heart out weight watchers! Guessing we will be the last men standing! Sorry for the wait, we might have made the prize giving if you hadn't moved it from the 15th!! Anyhow Sir Eddie, you've created an iconic race, a Transatlantic expedition!

S.Y Nemesis, day 15, what a lovely sunny day, by late in the day the mainsail gives us shade from the burning heat, that same sail that speeds us on our way! Interesting that in over 2500Nm we have made 2 contacts, yep not much out here, both were well spoken cruisers from home waters, in no real hurry to get west, both interested in our race and lack of crew and impressed by our turn of speed, however more interested in getting a full nights sleep, how different from our sleep deprived race across this vast. There are so many flying fish in this ocean, many are kamikazi fish who impale themselves on the sails, deck fittings and as I found late last night on watch, me, it scared the shit out of me as I thought someone was tapping me on the shoulder! See you on the 14th!!

 

Expedition Nemesis.. Are we getting there!? After 2 weeks of challenging and contrary winds, last night was spent hanging on! Sometimes upside down, until we got the A3 down! Wind oscillating between ene and ese 25 - 30 knots with confused seas reminiscent of wind over tide at St Cats! but much warmer, now preferring the nights as it's so bloody hot during the day.. Hand steering 24/7 as pilot hates these seas! Eaking out the provisions, eat your heart out weight watchers! Guessing we will be the last men standing! Sorry for the wait, we might have made the prize giving if you hadn't moved it from the 15th!! Anyhow Sir Eddie, you've created an iconic race, a Transatlantic expedition!
S.Y Nemesis, day 15, what a lovely sunny day, by late in the day the mainsail gives us shade from the burning heat, that same sail that speeds us on our way! Interesting that in over 2500Nm we have made 2 contacts, yep not much out here, both were well spoken cruisers from home waters, in no real hurry to get west, both interested in our race and lack of crew and impressed by our turn of speed, however more interested in getting a full nights sleep, how different from our sleep deprived race across this vast. There are so many flying fish in this ocean, many are kamaasi fish who impale themselves on the sails, deck fittings and as I found late last night on watch, me, it scared the shit out of me as I thought someone was tapping me on the shoulder! See you on the 14th!!